scholiast

[ skoh-lee-ast ]
/ ˈskoʊ liˌæst /
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noun

an ancient commentator on the classics.
a person who writes scholia.

Origin of scholiast

From the Greek word scholiastḗs, dating back to 1575–85. See scholium, -ast

Related forms

scho·li·as·tic, adjective
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scholiast

/ (ˈskəʊlɪˌæst) /

noun

a medieval annotator, esp of classical texts

Derived Forms

scholiastic, adjective

Word Origin for scholiast

C16: from Late Greek skholiastēs, from skholiazein to write a scholium
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